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    How to claim factory burns compensation


    Do you work in a factory? Have you suffered burns while doing your job within the last three years? While such incidents are rare, they can happen if the circumstances allow them to. For instance you might find you are working with machinery that heats up when in use.

    If this is the case it should be protected in some way so no one is able to accidentally touch the hot parts. In addition, personal protective equipment (sometimes referred to as PPE) can be provided by the employer to make sure the chances of being burned are much reduced.

    Factory burns compensation can be issued when someone working in a factory – or even paying a visit for some reason – is burned as a result of coming into contact with a heat source of some kind. As we have seen, this doesn’t necessarily have to be caused by a naked flame. If your hand gets caught in the workings of a piece of machinery, it could be burned simply because of the heat caused by the machinery in action.

    How much factory burns compensation could you get?

    It all depends on how severe your burns are. Third-degree burns are far more serious than first-degree burns for example, so these are likely to receive a higher payout. However it also depends on the area of your body that is affected.

    Clearly, burns that occur to 70% of your body, for example, will likely incur a greater payout in a successful claim than burns that occur to just 5% of your body. The areas affected will be taken into account in this process.

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    Since there are many assorted factors that will come into play when assessing factory burns compensation claims, it is easier to get a professional injury compensation lawyer to handle your claim for you if you have a good case. They will have the experience to deal with the situation in a professional way, leaving you to get on with your recovery.

    Can you claim for something that happened a while ago?

    Possibly – there is a three-year limit on making such claims, so the quicker you get in touch with a lawyer, the better.

    Accident Advice Helpline can quickly pair you with the most appropriate lawyer for your situation. This means you can have confidence in winning compensation. Call us on 0800 689 0500 today.

    Date Published: September 12, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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